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Going by the edition posted on IMSLP here, I would consider the phenomena you mention to be an editorial oversight. Possibly, whoever was looking at page 133 expected the pedaling to continue on the next page, and whoever was looking at page 134 assumed someone had already written a 'simile'. Given how he's written the pedaling everywhere else in the ...


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If you want to perform Bach, I do not believe that you should be concerned with any editor's pedal markings whatsoever. Do not think that the score markings of a famous editor are any more important than your own ideas about how the piece should be performed, particularly with regard to a composer like Bach. Bach wrote for the harpsichord and organ, and ...


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Ultimately it is subjective, and it is worth learning both the scordatura and normal versions; however, I find the scordatura version more satisfying to play, personally. One place in particular is the G-D-G chord before the start of the fugue. In scordatura, the top G can be played with an open string, so all three pitches can ring simultaneously. In ...


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Answering to this: if a professional artist wants to pedal Bach's music, how percentages of his pedaling falls exactly at the same places and in the same manner, according to the Busoni edition suggested Nowadays pianists tend to use very little pedal when playing Bach (instead of Busoni). The pedal is usually not used for effect or to get a full ...



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